Face masks and social distancing: Due to the rising prevalence of COVID-19 in our communities, we strongly encourage healthcare staff and visitors to wear a face covering in all of our settings, particularly in clinical areas and those with high footfall. Please exercise a common-sense approach and personal responsibility to help us reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our patients, workforce and services. In addition to wearing a face covering, it is important to continue to maintain social distancing where possible. Thank you for your continued support and co-operation at this time. We continue to regularly review our advice based on prevalence in our communities and our hospitals.
You should continue your medication as normal.
If you are unwell, you should stop your medication until you feel better.
If you are on fingolimod, please phone your MS nurse when you stop your medication so that we can advise you about restarting. If you are off fingolimod for more than 2 weeks you will need monitoring when you restart your treatment.